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Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering
The research group of RF/microwave/THz MEMS is a part of the Division of Micro and Nano Systems at KTH consisting of more than 50 researchers and Ph.D. students. Research in RF/microwave/THz MEMS is carried out for applications including telecommunication, radar, medical diagnosis and space instruments, at frequencies from 75 to 750 GHz. The research output of the RF/microwave/THz MEMS group is well recognized internationally, and its Ph.D. students have received a total of six IEEE Best Paper Awards and four IEEE Graduate Fellowships in recent years. National and international partners in ongoing research collaborations include, for instance, Ericsson (SE), Infineon (DE), Chalmers (SE), CSEM (CH), NASA-JPL (USA), Tokyo Institute of Technology (JP).
The specific research project is on developing novel microwave and terahertz microplasma based microsystems, specifically for plasma reconfigurable millimeter and submillimeter-wave circuits for applications in future telecommunication, radar and imaging systems. The project presents a unique opportunity of interdisciplinary research with a focus on plasma physics, microwave/terahertz technology, microsystems/MEMS technology, and measurement technology. As a Ph.D. student, you will work in an interdisciplinary research team, you will develop your own reconfigurable microplasma based THz device concepts. You will model and simulate them with the state-of-the-art design and simulation tools, you will fabricate them utilizing the KTH cleanroom facility, and you will characterize them in our THz laboratory utilizing our state-of-the-art measurement equipment with the possibility of developing your measurement setup.
Project funding is provided by the Vetenskapsrådet (Swedish Research Council) Research Project Grant, registration number: 2019-05094
Supervision: The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by Joachim Oberhammer
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility by either of the following:
To succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal-oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
MSc in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Physics or equivalent is necessary. Knowledge in plasma physics, applied physics, RF/microwave engineering and/or microsystem technology/micro-electromechanical systems is advantageous. Knowledge in RF design and Multiphysics tools is advantageous.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student in MEMS Microplasma based microwave and terahertz devices|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||December 5, 2019|
|Application deadline||January 31, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Engineering Physics,   Plasma Physics,   Electrical Engineering,   Mechanical Engineering,   Applied Physics,   Systems Engineering  |